New art and new frames

I made a few new art pieces and new frames over the past couple weeks. I had these unfinished frames and decided to stain and finish them in a driftwood color. I had an urge to present some artwork without glass over it so I made these 8×10 pieces and tucked them into 11×14 inch white mats I had on hand.  I’ll have them at the next show which is January 21st. I am concerned about keeping them clean. This will be a test. All of my pieces have been framed and glazed (under glass), except these three. I wonder if anyone will notice the difference.

The heart carved into an aspen tree was done before (smaller) and looked quite different, plus I decided to add a wild turkey in the background. Bird in center is a MUCH larger than life hummingbird on a crisp white background. The path and flowers (on right) was inspired by a photo I took at our campsite on the Medano Pass over by the Great Sand Dunes National Park in Colorado. I added the robins because I felt they should have been there.

"Steps Over my Heart" Thread Painting.
“Steps Over my Heart” Thread Painting.

Below is “Steps over My Heart” which I made because I was in a silly mood. I wasn’t thrilled with the impact of the heart in sand and the water about to wash it away. So …. I decided to add a bird walking “off set” and leaving bird prints.

I have more new art and new frames I am working on and plan to have them for the January event.

Watercolor Classes

My four week classes are done until I restart again in January.  It has been enlightening and Sharon Haesler is a great instructor. Her objective is to teach us about color and composition and I appreciate her efforts. Below is one of my watercolor pieces from class #2. If I can do it, so can you.  Have a wonderful Christmas and a spectacular New Year!!!

December 2016 watercolor class
December 2016 – watercolor class. Sky and water.




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